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Talent agency sues CBS over Judge Judy's salary

Posted at 6:17 AM, Mar 16, 2016

Judge Judy's salary is reportedly the focus of a big lawsuit.

Her former talent agency is reportedly suing CBS over her $47 million salary.

Rebel Entertainment Partners claims that it has not received contractually-obligated payments in six years.

They claim it is because the show is losing money because her enormous salary.

The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Judge Judy, whose real name is Judith Sheindlin, issued the following statement:

“The fact that Richard Lawrence is complaining about my salary is actually hilarious,” she said. “I met Mr. Lawrence for 2 hours some 21 years ago. Neither I nor anyone involved in the day-to-day production of my program has heard from him in 20 years. Not a card, not a gift, not a flower, not a congratulations. Yet he has somehow received over $17,000,000 from my program. My rudimentary math translates that into $8,500,000 an hour for Mr. Lawrence. Not a bad payday. Now complaining about not getting enough money, that’s real chutzpah!”

Judge Judy is not named as a plaintiff.